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La Fleur Weddings & Events

Santa Barbara , CA
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101 US (map)

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805-688-7805

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Jill La Fleur has become known as one of the top wedding planners in California. She produces, plans, designs and coordinates elegant, stylish, tasteful and stress-free weddings and... Read more
Jill La Fleur has become known as one of the top wedding planners in California. She produces, plans, designs and coordinates elegant, stylish, tasteful and stress-free weddings and events throughout California, Hawaii and Mexico and is increasing her business to include destinations throughout the country and worldwide! Based in the beautiful Santa Barbara area, Jill has experience and relationships with some of the top destinations and vendors in the country. Her weddings have been featured in top magazines such as People Magazine, Bride's Magazine, Pacific Weddings, Elegant Bride, Inside Weddings, Your Wedding Day, 805 Weddings, The Knot and more. You can view much of her work online on some of the top wedding blog sites including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Junebug Weddings and more. She can also be seen at various speaking engagements around the country. For more information, you can view her website at www.lafleurweddings.com or keep up with her recent wedding photos, ideas and tips in her blog at www.lafleurweddings.com/blog . Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
5

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
2.3/5.0
If you are having a wedding a don't care what your total ends up being, good for you, I'm jealous, and Jill is a right match for you.

However, we made a mistake hiring her.

First, she charged us around the $15,000 mark to "do it all" for us. You may think for that much this must mean all we had to do was show up, but you'd be extremely wrong. I was constantly stressed with pulling weight for the wedding to get done. We struggled the entire time trying to push our prices down for food, decor, etc., with no real help from Jill. Instead we would get pushed to try to get our budget to expand, which wasn't going to happen. She came pretty late on the wedding day itself, and although on the day itself she there making it all happen, we found we got more help from her assistants for the majority of the "wedding planning".

Just from reading the reviews, it seems like at one point a 5-6 years ago, Jill was really on it. But we definitely wouldn't use her for any of our siblings or friends in the future.
If you are having a wedding a don't care what your total ends up being, good for you, I'm jealous, and Jill is a right Read more...
If you are having a wedding a don't care what your total ends up being, good for you, I'm jealous, and Jill is a right match for you.

However, we made a mistake hiring her.

First, she charged us around the $15,000 mark to "do it all" for us. You may think for that much this must mean all we had to do was show up, but you'd be extremely wrong. I was constantly stressed with pulling weight for the wedding to get done. We struggled the entire time trying to push our prices down for food, decor, etc., with no real help from Jill. Instead we would get pushed to try to get our budget to expand, which wasn't going to happen. She came pretty late on the wedding day itself, and although on the day itself she there making it all happen, we found we got more help from her assistants for the majority of the "wedding planning".

Just from reading the reviews, it seems like at one point a 5-6 years ago, Jill was really on it. But we definitely wouldn't use her for any of our siblings or friends in the future. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/14/2015
1.2/5.0
When my husband & I told Jill La Fleur our budget she said that would be totally do-able. Looking back she was always telling us what we wanted to hear. So that's where it started, the budget. She made us believe she would help save us money by advising us on how to cut costs & b/c of her strong relationships w/vendors. None of that happened & as an additional punch in the gut, she gave us a budget that was 2.5x more than what we'd agreed on. We paid more for her "design" package when we should've only paid for her to be our day of coordinator as we never could figure out what she "designed." She did initially correspond w/lighting, the florist & the rental co, which is evidently what the design pckg gets you but when she wasn’t responding in a timely fashion, that was more stressful than helpful. We got so frustrated w/the gaps in communication we reached out to the rental co ourselves. Then Jill's asst. had the nerve to scold us! Then how about responding to us! At times we felt like our wedding was being held hostage. We couldn't make decisions b/c they wouldn't get back to us & when we did connect they didn't seem so engaged.We were also disappointed in how some things were handled at the wedding. Guests told us she’d said something about the option to pack things up that night! It wasn’t appropriate to even be having that conversation w/anyone when we’d previously agreed she would be responsible for breaking down & we’d pick everything up in the AM. This is the last thing you want your guests who are just there to enjoy themselves to be worrying about. Isn’t that why you hire a planner? Things were just carelessly thrown into boxes & bins. Communication in general is what was terribly lacking right up until the end. After the wedding, they didn’t bother to follow up, no update on how things went, where things were packed, what was left at the venue, nothing. I had to check in to get that info & even then the response was unsatisfying as was this experience.
When my husband & I told Jill La Fleur our budget she said that would be totally do-able. Looking back she was always Read more...
When my husband & I told Jill La Fleur our budget she said that would be totally do-able. Looking back she was always telling us what we wanted to hear. So that's where it started, the budget. She made us believe she would help save us money by advising us on how to cut costs & b/c of her strong relationships w/vendors. None of that happened & as an additional punch in the gut, she gave us a budget that was 2.5x more than what we'd agreed on. We paid more for her "design" package when we should've only paid for her to be our day of coordinator as we never could figure out what she "designed." She did initially correspond w/lighting, the florist & the rental co, which is evidently what the design pckg gets you but when she wasn’t responding in a timely fashion, that was more stressful than helpful. We got so frustrated w/the gaps in communication we reached out to the rental co ourselves. Then Jill's asst. had the nerve to scold us! Then how about responding to us! At times we felt like our wedding was being held hostage. We couldn't make decisions b/c they wouldn't get back to us & when we did connect they didn't seem so engaged.We were also disappointed in how some things were handled at the wedding. Guests told us she’d said something about the option to pack things up that night! It wasn’t appropriate to even be having that conversation w/anyone when we’d previously agreed she would be responsible for breaking down & we’d pick everything up in the AM. This is the last thing you want your guests who are just there to enjoy themselves to be worrying about. Isn’t that why you hire a planner? Things were just carelessly thrown into boxes & bins. Communication in general is what was terribly lacking right up until the end. After the wedding, they didn’t bother to follow up, no update on how things went, where things were packed, what was left at the venue, nothing. I had to check in to get that info & even then the response was unsatisfying as was this experience. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was hands down the best weekend of my life and even most of our guests lives. It was perfectly planned and executed and I'm a producer so my entire job is to plan and execute. It was so comforting to have everything taken care of and all I had to do was sit back and have fun with my friends and family. I've had so many friends try to do it themselves and they were stressed and panicked on their wedding day which is exactly what you don't want. I can't say enough great things about Jill and her team. From the production of it to the styling, it was exactly what I wanted and more. Absolute perfection!
My wedding was hands down the best weekend of my life and even most of our guests lives. It was perfectly planned and Read more...
My wedding was hands down the best weekend of my life and even most of our guests lives. It was perfectly planned and executed and I'm a producer so my entire job is to plan and execute. It was so comforting to have everything taken care of and all I had to do was sit back and have fun with my friends and family. I've had so many friends try to do it themselves and they were stressed and panicked on their wedding day which is exactly what you don't want. I can't say enough great things about Jill and her team. From the production of it to the styling, it was exactly what I wanted and more. Absolute perfection! Read less
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Charlotte
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Jill is an AMAZING woman to work with. I had a vision on how I wanted my special day to be and Jill took that vision and made it SO MUCH MORE! I would recommend La Fleur Weddings to anyone who is looking to have a Wedding that is classy and unforgettable. When Jill planned my sisters wedding back in 2011, I knew she'd be the first person I'd call when I had the ring on my finger! Her weddings are spectacular!
Jill is an AMAZING woman to work with. I had a vision on how I wanted my special day to be and Jill took that vision and Read more...
Jill is an AMAZING woman to work with. I had a vision on how I wanted my special day to be and Jill took that vision and made it SO MUCH MORE! I would recommend La Fleur Weddings to anyone who is looking to have a Wedding that is classy and unforgettable. When Jill planned my sisters wedding back in 2011, I knew she'd be the first person I'd call when I had the ring on my finger! Her weddings are spectacular! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Jill was the planner for our destination in wedding in Maui in 2013. We hired Jill as we trust her amazing taste in styling, and she absolutely delivered! Although it is harder to communicate as we live in Asia and being in different timezone than Jill, we found it no problem at all in the end and Jill was very capable of sourcing us the best vendors for our event. She also came in to Maui and introduced the vendors to us in person and walked us through the venue when we were on the island couple months before our wedding, which gave us the all important peace of mind. She is professional and very experienced, on the day of she had made the flow of our wedding to be absolutely perfect and smooth. Jill was such a delight to work with. We would highly recommend her.
Jill was the planner for our destination in wedding in Maui in 2013. We hired Jill as we trust her amazing taste in Read more...
Jill was the planner for our destination in wedding in Maui in 2013. We hired Jill as we trust her amazing taste in styling, and she absolutely delivered! Although it is harder to communicate as we live in Asia and being in different timezone than Jill, we found it no problem at all in the end and Jill was very capable of sourcing us the best vendors for our event. She also came in to Maui and introduced the vendors to us in person and walked us through the venue when we were on the island couple months before our wedding, which gave us the all important peace of mind. She is professional and very experienced, on the day of she had made the flow of our wedding to be absolutely perfect and smooth. Jill was such a delight to work with. We would highly recommend her. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
La Fleur Weddings and Events is the best!!! Not only did Jill La Fleur give us our dream wedding she was the sweetest person to work with!! She was very attentive to our every need and made sure our day turned out just the way we envisioned it! She is the best and any couple would be lucky to work with her!!!
La Fleur Weddings and Events is the best!!! Not only did Jill La Fleur give us our dream wedding she was the sweetest Read more...
La Fleur Weddings and Events is the best!!! Not only did Jill La Fleur give us our dream wedding she was the sweetest person to work with!! She was very attentive to our every need and made sure our day turned out just the way we envisioned it! She is the best and any couple would be lucky to work with her!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Jill LaFleur is a warm and wonderful person, who helped to create our dream wedding at a winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. She was right there every step of the way and we appreciated the time and dedication that she put towards both our dinner rehearsal and our wedding day. She also recommended top notch vendors who helped make the day seamless and magical.
Jill LaFleur is a warm and wonderful person, who helped to create our dream wedding at a winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. Read more...
Jill LaFleur is a warm and wonderful person, who helped to create our dream wedding at a winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. She was right there every step of the way and we appreciated the time and dedication that she put towards both our dinner rehearsal and our wedding day. She also recommended top notch vendors who helped make the day seamless and magical. Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
8/11/2012
0.5/5.0
I cannot say enough how terrible and a complete waste of money is was working with this horrendous planner. Do not know how they can even stay in business. When I asked for references, she said she "respected" other clients privacy...now I know why, they may have been as bad at this one. We had to hire a back-up planner just be sure the wedding came off without a hitch. Planners staff were fine and tried hard, but without our back-up and my wife's great organizational skills the wedding would have been a mess. They had over a year to plan our wedding and did not pay proper attention until the last few weeks. Recommended vendors did a fine job, but we had to do most of the planning and correspondence with them if we wanted prompt and accurate answers. Our wedding turned out well despite the sub-standard conduct of LaFleur Weddings. I would never recommend this planner and suggest getting numerous references before doing business with any planner, especially this one.
I cannot say enough how terrible and a complete waste of money is was working with this horrendous planner. Do not know Read more...
I cannot say enough how terrible and a complete waste of money is was working with this horrendous planner. Do not know how they can even stay in business. When I asked for references, she said she "respected" other clients privacy...now I know why, they may have been as bad at this one. We had to hire a back-up planner just be sure the wedding came off without a hitch. Planners staff were fine and tried hard, but without our back-up and my wife's great organizational skills the wedding would have been a mess. They had over a year to plan our wedding and did not pay proper attention until the last few weeks. Recommended vendors did a fine job, but we had to do most of the planning and correspondence with them if we wanted prompt and accurate answers. Our wedding turned out well despite the sub-standard conduct of LaFleur Weddings. I would never recommend this planner and suggest getting numerous references before doing business with any planner, especially this one. Read less
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Amy D
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
When I was searching for wedding venues, I found these gorgeous weddings at Bacara Resort and all of them, Jill had worked out. After booking Bacara, the next thing on my list was to find Jill!

Jill is wonderful. Like any planner is (or should be), Jill scheduled times for us to meet and select vendors, acted as the liaison between the vendors and us, and, most importantly, took care of EVERYTHING the day of. I didn't have to worry about anything the day of except myself. Jill had the timeline for all the vendor set up organized and coordinated with each to make sure the day was beautiful and ran smoothly.

In addition to her professionalism, she is so talented! I told her what I had in mind for my wedding and she knew what was needed to tie it all together. Every wedding she's worked on is just gorgeous.

However, aside from all of that, I think what makes Jill special is her warm personality. She always made us feel special and at ease throughout our entire engagement and wedding day. My MOH's even said that Jill calmed their nerves before their speech (they were quiet nervous). She just as the ability to make you feel special and enjoy this special time and that's something not every planner can do!
When I was searching for wedding venues, I found these gorgeous weddings at Bacara Resort and all of them, Jill had worked Read more...
When I was searching for wedding venues, I found these gorgeous weddings at Bacara Resort and all of them, Jill had worked out. After booking Bacara, the next thing on my list was to find Jill!

Jill is wonderful. Like any planner is (or should be), Jill scheduled times for us to meet and select vendors, acted as the liaison between the vendors and us, and, most importantly, took care of EVERYTHING the day of. I didn't have to worry about anything the day of except myself. Jill had the timeline for all the vendor set up organized and coordinated with each to make sure the day was beautiful and ran smoothly.

In addition to her professionalism, she is so talented! I told her what I had in mind for my wedding and she knew what was needed to tie it all together. Every wedding she's worked on is just gorgeous.

However, aside from all of that, I think what makes Jill special is her warm personality. She always made us feel special and at ease throughout our entire engagement and wedding day. My MOH's even said that Jill calmed their nerves before their speech (they were quiet nervous). She just as the ability to make you feel special and enjoy this special time and that's something not every planner can do! Read less
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La Fleur Weddings & Events responded with the following comments:

Amy, You are such a darling! Thank you so much for the lovely compliments. I was so thrilled to be a part of your special day-you were beautiful and your wedding was as well! I wish you both all the best and hope to keep in touch. I can't wait to see your photos!! Best Wishes, xoxoxo Jill
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Katie
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Jill was the best money spent when planning our wedding. Not only did she introduce us to our amazing vendors, she helped to plan a flawless weekend for us without even breaking a sweat. The professionalism and kindness she displayed with everyone involved did not go unnoticed.
Jill was the best money spent when planning our wedding. Not only did she introduce us to our amazing vendors, she helped Read more...
Jill was the best money spent when planning our wedding. Not only did she introduce us to our amazing vendors, she helped to plan a flawless weekend for us without even breaking a sweat. The professionalism and kindness she displayed with everyone involved did not go unnoticed. Read less
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